Greetings to those who are interested in garbing their horses
here are some of the resouces I have found:
First Lois Ann Kroll Arabian Costumes. this pamphlet is available through the Arabian Horse association. It is mostly focused on a costume for the show ring but does discuss fitting the horse and teaching the horse to wear the costume.
From Tassels and Trim, A Guide to Making your own Arabian Native Costume by Leslie and Micheal Maurer arabcostumes@...
similar to the first book but wiht more detail.
15th Century Italian riding Caparison - I can scan this one for anyone intersted. I pulled it off the net years ago.
The Arabian Native Costume Workbook by Voirol and Voris I bought this at a horse show may now be on line.
From Desert to Show Ring - Jennifer Wilson www.jennifersimagination.com
Late Roman Cavalryman - Simon McDowell from Osprey other osprey books also have great illustrations of horse trappings.
Make your Own Horse Clothing - Jean Perry JA Allen Publishing
The Medieval Warhorse - R Davis
The Horse in the Ancient World by Ann Hyland and any of her other works.
Anything by Carl Raswan, anything by Lady Ann Blunt also look at Persian miniatures and at the horse equipment in the Topkapi Saray Museum.
Any horse that will wear a blanket will wear the costume and a blanket that fits well is a great place to start. A nice saddle pad and rein covers go a long way for a starter costume. The harder part of the training is when the horse first sees other horses in costume, especially if the costume makes noise. Books on Parade Training and Police horse training are great help. I have made several different types of bards and several arabian show costumes and would be happy to help anyone with their project as much as I can.
Lady Nefratiri Kingdom of Atenveldt.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Dee Cadoret <kitaye@...> wrote:
> I would love to see it as well. My spouse is playing early Spanish Moor
> and wants some arabian garb for his mare.
> On 14/04/2013 5:01 PM, thepyratequeen wrote:
> >> I have some stuff focused on arabian show costumes and teaching your horse to wear it. I will dig up some files. Ratiri